Alex Treyz, MPP, M.Div.

Associate in Research - Food and Faith

Alex Treyz researches themes, trends, best practices, models, and innovations in the food and faith realm, with the goal of informing the direction of policy, practice, and programming at the World Food Policy Center and its partner Duke Divinity School.

Alex graduated from Duke University with a dual Master of Divinity and Master of Public Policy degree in 2017. While a masters student at Duke, Alex interned with the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, where she researched faith-based community engagement and economic development. Her work at the Rural Center inspired her interdisciplinary public policy master’s thesis on micro-economic development in faith-based community gardens and farms in rural North Carolina. Alex also served as a pastoral intern with the LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and locally with Durham Presbyterian Church. Currently, in addition to her work at the World Food Policy Center, Alex serves as Minister for Congregational Care at Durham Presbyterian Church. Prior to attending Duke, Alex wrote, managed, and evaluated education grants in Africa and the Caribbean for international development NGO Save the Children. She is a graduate of Davidson College, where she earned a BA in English in 2009.